Thursday, December 29, 2011

Swaps and OPAMs

What a wonderful way to lead into Christmas..... opening gifts everyday but alas it has all stopped.

The Advent swap organised by Fee was a lot of fun, Gai (no blog) was my partner and these are the last weeks goodies.

A calender, photo frame, lovely smellies, Christmas tea towel, face washer and hand towel, coat hanger.

The main gift is something very special, it even has my name on it.... my very own travel pack.
Tissues, soap and soap bag, toothbrush bag, shampoo bag and cosmetics bag, these will be just great to take on my next retreat.... I'm sure all the girls will be so envious.

                                 I can now show the gifts I sent to Gai, hope she enjoyed them.


 


This is the main gift for Christmas day, a sewing bag with a pin cushion.. scissor keep ...needle case and a little potpourri  to make it all smell so nice.  These are all from the book "The Angel Story" by Anni Downs..... might have to make myself a set I think.
Thank you for being my swap partner Gai, I enjoyed getting all these goodies together and really liked opening a gift each morning.
                        
                                  Thanks Fee for organising such a wonderful swap.






Chookyblue's SSCSwap was great fun too, I received this gift from Laila  for Christmas day, its a very useful size and will be put to good use thats for sure.


 

and theres more..... inside the bag were these goodies, a great stitchery, christmas buttons and fabric which is always useful.
Thank you Laila for my lovely gifts and of course for the christmas ornie.... the little owl....you can see here.


I was sending to  Martine in SSCS..... firstly we had the tree ornie and this is the little fellow I made.
Its a free pattern I got from Anniescupboards


The christmas day gift is a wallhanging by Hatched and Patched called "Garden of Angels"


I popped in a couple of Aussie gifts, a little magnet pocket addresss book and lollies.
I enjoyed making these gifts for Martine and I hope that she liked them.

Thanks for organising this great swap Chooky is was a lot of fun.


I was making another Annie Smith doll "Wishes do Come True" to add to my decorations but she didn't get finished in time but she is ready now and I'm very pleased with her.... such a cutie I think.



One can never have too many dolls ...... well I think so. hehehehe.

7 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

lots of beautiful presents sent and received............thanks for being part of the SSCS once again.........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

all your prezzies are just so wonderful Helen....xx

Roseanne said...

All the gift that you maked and recived are beautiful.

shez said...

Helen what wonderful parcels you have received and how cute is that doll.xx

Sandi said...

What a haul....lucky girl..hope we get to see them at show and tell tuesdays..lol Hopefully get to see everyone soon.

Bizzy Martine said...

I like your presents a lot!!! I'm a stitchery addict so you couldn't have given me a better present. Take care Martine

Laila said...

Hi. I'm so happy you liked the gifts I made for you. :-)
I hope the little owl bring you a great 2012.
Hugs :-)